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UK airspace plane makes emergency landing

A passenger plane passing through UK airspace had to make an emergency landing today following reports of chemical fumes in the cabin.

The American Airlines' Boeing 767 had taken off from Paris and was being handled by UK air traffic control company Nats when the cockpit crew requested permission to divert.

The plane, thought to be heading for Dallas in Texas, landed safely at Keflavik airport.

Keflavik airport spokesman Fridthor Eydal said several passengers had complained of dizziness.